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Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and covers an area of  9250 sq kms. It is situated at the easternmost part of the Mediterranean basin with 648km of coastline. 

The climate is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The island provides a perfect climate for summer holidays. It is estimated that there are 300 sunny days each year. The average daytime temperature in summer is 32 C and in winter 16 C. The average sea temperature for April is 18.6 C and in October 25 C.

For information on the Cyprus weather in Paphos click on the picture below.

The people of Cyprus owe their individuality and warmth to the fact that they are the product of an amazingly colourful history. This sun drenched island has been at the crossroads of world events for centuries. Roman, Byzantine, Greek and British influences have all had a bearing on life in Cyprus.

Perhaps that's why Cypriots have a special knack of making visitors feel at home as soon as they step off the plane or ship. That warm welcome, plus the unhurried pace of daily life, makes Cyprus an instant favourite of anyone who goes there.

The island nation is a fascinating land of contrasts. It has some of the most sophisticated cities in the region, and yet, a short distance away, you can feel as if you have stepped back into a previous century, not just the 19th, but far back to a time when people pursued simpler pleasures. Drop into almost any country taverna, or join the locals at a town market, and you will feel the atmosphere of a way of life that has remained essentially the same for centuries.

As you can see, a delight in having a good time is at the heart of the Cypriot personality. Observe the fun Cypriots have when they go out - perhaps in large family groups - to eat and drink, and you will see how important a lust for life is on this enchanted island. Get to know the people, and you will probably be invited back to a Cypriot home to enjoy a meal of meze. Then, you'll truly learn the meaning of the word hospitality.

Cyprus is deservedly called the 'Island of Love'. Come and find out for yourself!


Paphos areas of interest

Larnaca areas of interest

Limassol areas of interest

Nicosia areas of interest

The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of Cultural Heritage sites. It is located on the Southwest coast, ranks as one of Cyprus’ most popular resorts combining a wealth of ancient sites, excellent property and plenty of local flavour. Compared to other seaside towns like Limassol, Paphos exudes a much slower pace of life and has always been particularly popular with British visitors. There is plenty to explore and for superb beaches, Coral Bay, a 15 minute drive from Paphos ranks as one of the best in the area. There are two nearby golf courses and plenty of sporting facilities and for the evenings there are a multitude of restaurants to choose from. Paphos is actually made up of two ‘twin-towns’. High on the hilltop, ‘Ktima’ is a typical large town with thriving local shops, tavernas, interesting buildings, churches and museums. In 
contrast, ‘Kato Paphos’ is the tourist area, which has developed by the waterfront providing visitors and residents with a very long promenade lined with excellent hotels, and  accommodation positioned either right by the sea or just across the road in between masses of shops and tavernas. Side streets too are packed with bars, discos, clubs, restaurants and more shops, all patronised by locals and tourists alike.

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Useful information

Driving in Cyprus is on the left side of the road, the same as the UK. Private taxis are widely available. There are various buses linking all major towns, but these do not operate on Sundays and Public Holidays. A frequent local bus service also operates in each town. Almost all villages are connected with the nearest town by local buses but are limited to once or twice a day. Cyprus local time is GMT plus 2hrs. The tap water is drinkable. No vaccinations are required for visits to Cyprus. The Police, Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Services operate from a single co-ordinated telephone number. This is 199. Most doctors on the island speak good English, as they will have been trained abroad in an English speaking country. There is no limit on bringing in cheques, travellers cheques and other negotiable documents. Cyprus currency is the Cypriot £, which is between Cy£0.80 - 0.90 to the UK £. The electric voltage is 240V throughout the island, and the plug sockets are the same as the 3 pin type used in the UK. Between 1300-1600 hrs is siesta-time in summer. (May-Sept.)  Easter is the main religious feast in Cyprus and is a main local holiday period.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shopping hours:
May - Sep. 8:00-13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00;
Oct. - April: 8:00-13:00 and 14:30 - 18:00.
The shops are closed on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and all day Sunday.
In the tourist areas shops remain open longer and are open at other times.

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Maisonette 4, Block B, Elpiniki Complex, 63, Griva Degeni, Emba, Paphos, Cyprus.

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